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Sadguru Model of Rural Development Mitigates Climate Change in India's Drylands
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Govindasamy, Agoramoorthy
xv+72p.,figs.,tabls.,ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  274 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2015
 

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ISBN: 9789351243472
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 495.00  

The most significant issue facing the human species in the 21st century and beyond is the looming climate change crisis—how can we survive as a species in the midst of globalization and fit into a biosphere without destroying the delicate fabric of nature—the very means of our survival? By 2020, India has to increase productivity above 340 million tons of food grains to feed its expanding human population. If India needs to improve agriculture production, it must embark on new initiatives incorporating people, land and water with government, non-government and corporate support. In this book, the author, who is Tata Visiting Chair at the NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation, highlights the “Sadguru Model of Rural Development” in the Indian context, and how it promotes sustainable development while mitigating local and regional climate change. If the rural development model highlighted in this book is adopted across India and elsewhere, it would certainly increase agriculture output, guarantee food security, protect natural resources, and above all, wipe out the greatest insult to human dignity–poverty.

Govindasamy Agoramoorthy has been serving as Distinguished Research Professor at the College of Environment and Health Sciences, Tajen University, Taiwan over the last decade. His research ranges from environmental science to sustainable development, and he has carried out field research related to natural resources management in Asia, Africa, and South America over the last 25 years. He serves in the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals including Journal for Nature Conservation (Elsevier), Journal of Environmental Biology (Triveni), and Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Sciences (Taylor & Francis). Between 1989 and 1993, he served as Visiting Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC (USA). In recent years, he has been involved in integrated multidisciplinary research involving environment, nature conservation, natural resource management and water resource management in Asia. He is currently Tata Visiting Chair at Sadguru Foundation, India. Professor Agoramoorthy has authored 25 books, 80 book chapters, and 300 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor.

   

  Rural Development
Climate Change, Global Warming and Implication
Environmental Science
 
   

   
   

  Agoramoorthy Govindasamy
 
   

   
   
 
 
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